stopover

[ stop-oh-ver ]
/ ˈstɒpˌoʊ vər /

noun

a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends.
such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket originally issued.

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Origin of stopover

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb phrase stop over

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British Dictionary definitions for stopover

stopover

/ (ˈstɒpˌəʊvə) /

noun

a stopping place on a journey

verb stop over

(intr, adverb) to make a stopover
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Word Origin and History for stopover

stopover

1881, from stop + over.

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